Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on August 5, 1987 · Page 3
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-THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5,1987- 3 Water district gets help BAKERSFffiLD, Calif. (AP) — An environmental group has agreed to help a cash-poor Kern County water district sell water to urban users in Southern California. The Environmental Defense Fund and Berrenda Mesa Water District announced a joint effort Tuesday to sell'about one-third of the district's annual entitlement from the State Water Project. Owners of 17,000 acres in the western Kern County district want to relinquish their rights and retire their acreage. The district may sell rights to 50,000 acre-feet of water annually, enough for about 250,000 urban users, said Tom Graff, a lawyer for the Environmental Defense Fund. "We'd rather see urban California get its water by buying it from agriculture than diverting it from the (Sacramento-San Joaquin) Delta," because it "can't stand the stress," Graff said. Berrenda Mesa spokesmen contended officials in Orange and San Diego counties have not negotiated for the excess water because they have been "intimidated" by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Kem County Water Agency. Ron Khachigian and Ron Lampson charged that Metropolitan and Kem officials prefer to let Berrenda Mesa go bankrupt and obtain its water later at lower cost. Kern and Metropolitan officials denied those allegations and contended Berrenda Mesa does not have legal entitlement to the water it is seeking to sell. Berrenda Mesa gets its state water through the Kem County Water Agency, and their contract "does not provide for the transfers they're proposing," said Thomas N. Clark, assistant general manager for the Kern agency. Clark said the water Berrenda Mesa wants to sell to the highest bidder is needed by Kem County farmers. "If that entitlement goes to Los Angeles, that only means we'll need that much more water from the Delta," he said. $5M to rid S.F. schools of asbestos SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco School District will have to shell otit at least $5 million to clean up hazardous asbestos at 51 city schools, and the work will take more than one year, officials said Tuesday. With the school district already facing a $3.8 million budget deficit, Superintendent Ramon Cortines • said he has no idea how the work will be financed. "We don't have the money to pay for it," said Cortines. Big game hunts not too popular Take you pick A bounty of beautiful watermelons ready to be devoured were displayed this morning at the Farmer's Market In Uklah. This nice crop was grown by Tom Hanksworth In the Largo area. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A state-run program allowing ranchers to charge hunters to participate in off-season hunting of big game has angered sportsmen and conservationists. The "Ranch for Wildlife" program, begun in 1983 by the state Department of Fish and Game, permits ranchers and farmers to stage private hunts of deer, elk and antelope in exchange for maintaining their lands as wildlife habitats. For the upcoming season, 54 ranches are expected to buy permits for the off-season hunts for $400 each. The permits would allow 2,372 deer, 320 wild pigs, 19 antelope and six elk to be killed. Many ranches advertise nearly 100 percent success in kills during the hunts, and they reap large profits from hunters who can afford the privilege. One ranch earned $300,000 in a year, according to the Fish and Game Department. Critics of the program charge it allows a privileged few hunters to kill a disproportionate number of animals, including does and fawns, after the public hunting season has closed. "We're talking about a bloodbath once the general seasjm is over," said John Winn, a director of the Yolo Sportsman's Club near Sacramento. "This is outrageous," agreed Carl Pope, deputy conservation director for the Sierra Club. "It means that the average hunter who cannot get drawn for a deer or an antelop tag has to take a back seat to a Saudi sheik who can shoot whatever he wants." Terry Mansfield, wildlife manager for the state agency, said the program is intended "not to make landowners rich, but to give them an incentive for preserving wildlife habitat." The program's supporters say it is the only thing that can save the vanishing winter range lands where deer can graze. "The sportsmen had better get it through their heads that the winter range is rapidly being developed for housing subdivisions and highways, and if the migrating deer have nowhere to go, there won't be any left to hunt in the public lands," said Roy Conway, managing partner of the Sugarloaf Land and Cattle Company in Grass Valley. ARE YOU IN A HURRY? -call- AI FOSTER s TIRE CENTER one Day R*e»p Service New Tires Top Quality Recaps WO N. State 462-1*44 .v,,,- Pope's protection will be a tough job Contrasting picture in Navy spying case SAN DIEGO (AP) — A retired Navy radioman charged with spying for the Philippine government actually was working as an undercover informant for the Navy Intelligence Service, a defense attorney claims. In opening statements Tuesday in the court-martial of Michael H. Allen, attorney Robert Seaman told the six-member military jury that his client was a counterintelligence agent for the Navy and that he was compromised by the investigation leading to the espionage charges. Seaman described the case as a "textbook example of how the U.S. government mismanages a valuable intelligence source." "Michael Allen is not a spy," Seaman said. "He worked for the NIS as an undercover source. He was tasked to provide naval intelligence and foreign intelligence at great personal risk." Lt. Mark Waggoner, the prosecutor, portrayed Allen in an entirely different light. He told the jury that the prosecution would prove Allen was working as an agent of the Philippine Constabulary, a branch of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. "We will show that the accused is nothing more and nothing less than a thieving traitor," Waggoner said. Allen, 54, is charged with three espionage-related counts. The offenses allegedly occurred between July 1986 and December 1986 while he worked as a civilian photocopy clerk at the Cubi Point U.S. Naval Telecommunications Station near Manila, the Philippines. A 22-year Navy veteran, Allen had access to classified documents while in the service and as a clerk. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted during the proceedings at the 32nd Street Naval Station. The defense maintains that Allen passed on documents which contained sensitive summaries of rebel force movements and planned Philippine government actions for most of 1986. DETROIT (AP) — A spiritual event with human touch is what organizers hope Pope John Paul ITs September visit here will be, but security advisers for the event say that's exactly what they're worried about "The archdiocese and organizers want a warm and meaningful event to take place," said James Huse Jr., special agent in charge of the U.S. Secret Service in Detroit "Our procedures tend to go in the opposite direction — isolation, protection — so the challenge for us is to protect the Holy Father while at the same time allowing him and the organizers to have the kind of event they want," he said. The Secret Service is responsible for]he pope's security in the United States, but local, county and state lawj enforcement agencies also will be {involved. i The pope's own highly sophrsti- Fir* Log Fire calls Ukiah firefighters responded to these calls Tuesday: •Request for medical aid on Lake Mendocino Dr. No time listed. •Request for medical aid at 2600 Oak Court at 5:13 p.m. Hiroshima peace vigil planned The War Registers League has organized a vigil to commerorate the 42nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of two Japanese cities at the end of World War H. For the past few years the peace group has organized commerative activities, the most prominent of which has been painting human silhouettes on city sidewalks. The images are reproductions of seared "shadows" left in Nagasaki and Hiroshima when humans were vaporized by the nuclear blasts. The Ukiah City Council earlier this summer passed an ordinance banning the "shadow project." Project organizers say there is a growing international movement to com- merate the nuclear attacks on Japan as an anti-nuclear war protest. The vigil Thursday is planned for Sun House Park from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call Martin Bradley at 462-5029 or 462-8582. MTA cexpands Willits-Ukiah service The Mendocino Transit Authority has expanded Saturday bus service linking Ukiah and Willits. Beginning this Saturday, buses depart Willits for Redwood Valley and Ukiah at 9 a.m., 10:25 a.m., and 5:05 p.m. Northbound buses will depart Ukiah for Redwood Valley and Willits at 11:57 a.m., 3:07 p.m., and 5:07 p.m. More information is available by calling MTA at 462-1422, or 459-9038 in Willits. cated security force, formed after John Paul n was shot in 1981 in St. Peter's Square, also will work closely with the Secret Service, Huse said. Huse would not disclose the number of law enforcement officers who will be involved, but said hundreds of agents will come from outside Detroit. The pope's travels present a security challenge because "at any point he could get out and shake hands with someone he sees or stop to bless someone," he said. The Secret Service recently opened a center to coordinate law enforcement for the papal visit in Detroit, and Huse said excitement was mounting. Photos and maps of Detroit neighborhoods and locations such as a cathedral and an archbishop's residence decorated the bulletin hoards. :_ Roto Rooter of Mendo. O>. Inc. 462-4012 or 459-5949 NO PAPER? The Circulation Department of the Ukiah Daily Journal is open from 8am- 7pm MorMjay-.f r4dey and 7am-TOam Sunday Morning. If you fail to receive your paper by 5pm weekdays or by 7am Sunday please call the Circulation Department at 468-0123 'We Care' HTheJewe Store DIAMONDS Selection, Quality, Price & Guarantee , We Offer the Best./ 210 $7 School St, Downtown Ukloh Ukiah Dub "Journal •^ --—-*—*— Ouintv. Cftl County. 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